On Saturday August 17 my good friend Jim Carol held his annual cookout and wargamer day. It is a fun time with good friends, good food and good games. Best of all we get to play in one of Jim's award winning WW1 games.
The game this year saw a Russian vs German game. Both sides needed to capture a railroad station. The Russians had lots of infantry but only a single artillery gun and one machine gun. The Germans more machine guns, a field gun and a mortar. This made a huge difference in the game.
Both sides set up and advanced quickly with all the cavalry heading towards the station. The infantry advanced and used as much cover as they could. But then the artillery intervened. The German artillery took out the single Russian gun right away. By the second turn the artillery also took out the machine guns.
Here is the deadly German Artillery.
With no artillery support the gallant Russian infantry bravely charged forward! We don't need guns, we have flags!
The Germans cautiously advanced towards the Railroad covered by their artillery and machine guns.
In the end while the Russians fought bravely they were no match for the German weaponry.
Thank you Jim! A fun time was had by all and I look forward to next year.